Agriculture Sector Needs New Funding, MPs tell Government

Today, John Barlow, Shadow Minister for Agriculture and Agri-Food, and Richard Lehoux, Associate Shadow Minister for Agriculture and Agri-Food, issued the following statement regarding the Trudeau government’s failure to provide new funding to support the agriculture sector:

“Yesterday, the Trudeau Liberals claimed they were supporting the agriculture sector, but we have since learned that the funding isn’t new. This is a slap in the face to farmers and producers across the country.

“Farm groups in Canada have been vocal about their need for support during this pandemic, including the Canadian Federation of Agriculture which asked the government for $2.6 billion in support. Instead of helping the agriculture sector when it needs it the most, the Liberals decided to re-announce the $125 million already budgeted in the Agri-Recovery program.

“This is not the first time during this pandemic that the Liberal government has re-announced programs and funding for the agriculture sector. The first major agriculture announcement the Liberals made, $5 billion in funding for Farm Credit Canada, was a 2019 campaign commitment and unrelated to COVID-19.

“The unprecedented nature of this pandemic calls for unprecedented action, not recycled programs by a government that does not consider the agriculture sector to be a priority.

“Canada’s Conservatives will continue to press the Trudeau government for real help for our agriculture sector, including reforming the Business Risk Management programs. We will always stand with our farmers and producers.”

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David Sweet, M.P.

Let's get outside and enjoy the amazing weather. Celebrate the great weather and the newly opened parts of our community.

Many conservation areas, trails and golf courses have opened up in Flamborough-Glanbrook and the greater Hamilton area over the past couple weeks so get your family outside for a fun activity!
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